first_imgWednesday 1 September 2010 8:21 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Share GENERAL?ELECTRIC could spend up to $30bn (£19bn) on acquisitions over the next two to three years while continuing to raise its dividend and buy back shares, a top official said yesterday.But John Rice, a vice chairman of the largest US conglomerate, cautioned that “$30bn-ish” figure is not a commitment to spending.“That doesn’t mean that we’ll spend that money; it doesn’t mean that we won’t do more with the dividend or with the buyback,” Rice, who heads the company’s technology infrastructure unit, told investors.“If we were to conclude that there aren’t the deals out there that make sense, we might do less than that. We’re not going to chase bad deals just so that we can say we spent ‘X’ billion on M&A,” he said.Executives at GE, who spent much of the past few years jealously guarding the company’s cash as it rode out a brutal downturn that shook its hefty finance arm, have changed their tone since the company broke a nine-quarter streak of profit declines in the second quarter.The world’s largest maker of jet engines and electric turbines said in July that it would raise its dividend — which it had slashed during the recession — by 20 per cent starting in the third quarter, a move that came earlier than Wall Street had expected.It also said it would resume buying back its shares, a practice it had suspended in September 2008. The board has authorised it to buy back up to $11.6bn in shares. whatsapp GE talks up $30bn war chest Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Stockholm-listed gambling operator LeoVegas has named Dersim Sylwan, previously of the Kindred Group, as its new chief marketing officer.Sylwan will join the operator after almost six-and-a-half years with Kindred, where he most recently served as general manager in Sweden for three years.Prior to this, Sylwan was head of Kindred’s Maria Casino brand for 18 months, while he also had a spell as country manager in Sweden for Maria Casino.Before joining Kindred in April 2013, Sylwan spent two-and-a-half years with Svenska Spel, serving as both brand manager and project manager for its Oddset business, as well as project manager for mobile.Other senior roles in the gambling industry include a spell as bwin’s marketing manager for poker in the Nordic region, as well as marketing manager for the business at Entraction.“Dersim has been in various roles in igaming for over 11 years, so he has a deep and broad understanding [of the sector],” LeoVegas communicaitons manager Hans Uhrus told Swedish news agency Nyhetsbyrån Direkt.Sylwan will succeed Petra Blixt, who has been serving in the role on an interim basis since May of this year, having been appointed as a marketing director in October last year as part of a departmental shake-up.Blixt will continue as interim CMO until Sylwan officially joins the operator.In May, LeoVegas reported an 11.6% rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, though growing costs saw the operator post a €31,000 (£27,810/$34,508) loss for the period.LeoVegas is due to announce its results for the second quarter on August 14.Image: Raw Pixel Marketing & affiliates Email Address Stockholm-listed gambling operator LeoVegas has named Dersim Sylwan, previously of the Kindred Group, as its new chief marketing officer.center_img Topics: Marketing & affiliates People Strategy Tags: Mobile Online Gambling 26th July 2019 | By contenteditor LeoVegas names Kindred’s Sylwan as new marketing chieflast_img read more

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited Group ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (  2019 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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But as I say, buying companies like this in view of potential near-term price drivers can help give your final shareholder returns an extra little jolt.Great stocks to buy in AugustWith that in mind, I reckon Centamin (LSE: CEY) is one of the top stocks to buy for August. This is a well-run gold mining stock with a strong balance sheet and a terrific track record on the production front. Output rose by a better-than-expected 11% during the second quarter, most recent data showed.I’m tipping Centamin to provide terrific returns over the next decade because I expect gold prices to rocket in value. But investors don’t have to wait long for bullion prices to explode. Yesterday they hit nine-year peaks above $1,815 per ounce. And there’s plenty of worry out there, whether related to Covid-19, Brexit, or low interest rates to drive gold still higher in August.Such a scenario would lift the share prices of Centamin and its peers too. An undemanding forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 14 times provides scope for meaty share price gains. And a dividend yield north of 5% makes this a terrific buy for income chasers today.A FTSE 100 stock with a 6% dividend yieldI consider Admiral Group (LSE: ADM) to be one of the best dividend stocks to buy before next month too. At today’s prices, the FTSE 100 stock boasts an even-better 6% dividend yield for 2020. I reckon the release of half-year results on August 12 could lift the insurance giant’s share price.In economic downturns like this, investors flock to stocks that illustrate any sort of trading resilience. I’m expecting Admiral, a major player in the car insurance market, to do just that next month. General insurance demand remains broadly robust whatever broader economic conditions are like. And especially so in the motor market where insuring your car is a legal obligation.I also expect more strong comments surrounding Admiral’s balance sheet. Back in April the FTSE 100 firm lauded its “strong solvency position” that it said was “well above its target level and regulatory thresholds.” Admiral’s robust balance sheet is one of its most appealing qualities, one that should ensure chunky dividends for years to come. I’d happily buy this blue-chip dividend stock for my own ISA. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 | More on: ADM CEY “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

first_img Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing June 1, 2017 at 6:49 pm On the right-side of history! June 1, 2017 at 5:18 pm I am pleased that the Episcopal Church and other religious entries will continue to advocate for reducing our affect on the earth’s climate. I look to the worldwide religious community to do the moral work that the American government is not willing to do; that is to protect our environment. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments are closed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Church of England helps win ExxonMobil shareholder battle over climate change TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags [Anglican Communion News Service] Shareholders of the oil giant ExxonMobil pushed through a resolution on climate change at the company’s AGM on May 31 despite strong opposition from the board of directors. The motion, tabled by the Church Commissioners, the financial arm of the Church of England, with the New York State Comptroller, will require the company to provide annual reports on showing how the business will be affected by global efforts to reduce climate change.Full article.Editor’s note: While the Episcopal Church did not participate in the shareholder action at the Exxon Mobile meeting, the Executive Council has instructed that the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s investment shares should be voted in support of resolutions that encourage reduction of climate risks and stewardship of the environment. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Mel Jenkins says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Barbara Cavin says: Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments (2) Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Anglican Communion Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Jun 1, 2017 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

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first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Planting Forecast- Wetter, More Active Pattern This Weekend SHARE Facebook Twitter Planting Forecast- Wetter, More Active Pattern This Weekend Facebook Twitter SHARE Our dry weather potential seems to have one foot out the door as we move into a wetter, more active pattern this weekend into next week. For Saturday we see sun followed by clouds, but northern areas end up with more sun than areas south. South of I-74 we expect showers to develop as the day wears on Rain totals will be a few hundredths to .25” but there will be moisture around. From there, the showers spread across the rest of the state for Sunday and the first half of Monday. On Sunday, we expect rains of a few hundredths to .7” with 90% coverage. For Monday morning and midday, we can see an additional few hundredths to .25”, but the moisture will be ending through the morning. We turnout partly sunny Monday afternoon.Tuesday and Wednesday are still dry for next week. Sunshine is expected to dominate, with a return to good drying conditions. The problem will be that we only end up with 2.5 days’ worth of good, dry weather, before rain threats reemerge.Showers develop overnight next Wednesday night and continue into Thursday. We are raising rain totals for Thursday and coverage as well. Rain totals can be from .25”-.75” with coverage at 70%. However, then we do get a faster dry down, with some sunshine all day Friday.We finish our 10-day window with dry weather for Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th.Extended Period:For the extended 11-16 day period there is not a lot of good agreement between models and various data sources. One model still is trying to put rain in the forecast pretty much every day of that extended period, and other looking for perhaps 1 front for the entire timeframe. Right now, we are leaning toward a drier look with a threat of precipitation closer to the start of the extended period, and then dry from Tuesday night (18th) through Friday morning. Scattered showers likely return late afternoon and evening on the 21st.Weeks 3 & 4:Scattered showers around most of the coming week 3 and week 4 period. We have concern that there may not be big windows to plant in the far extended period.Week 3Precipitation, week ending June 23 (green: above normal, brown: below)Week 4Precipitation, Week ending June 30 (green: above normal, brown: below) By Ryan Martin – Jun 7, 2019 Previous articlePurdue Extension Has Resources to Deal With Late PlantingNext articleAnimal Activist Groups Target Tyson Again Over Contract Growers Ryan Martinlast_img read more

first_img May 10, 2021 Find out more December 14, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Probe into journalist’s disappearance in Polynesia nine years ago is stalled, support committee says RSF_en News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU On the eve of the ninth anniversary of the disappearance of investigative journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud, the editor of the daily Les Nouvelles de Tahiti, Reporters Without Borders today said the investigation seemed to have ground to a complete halt without any light being shed on how he went missing. “We call on the Polynesian judicial authorities not to rule out the possibility that Couraud was murdered because of his journalistic activities,” Reporters Without Borders said. FranceEurope – Central Asia Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says On the eve of the ninth anniversary of the disappearance of investigative journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud, the editor of the daily Les Nouvelles de Tahiti, Reporters Without Borders today said the investigation seemed to have ground to a complete halt without any light being shed on how he went missing. The support committee formed after Couraud (also known as JPK) disappeared on 15 December 1997 in French Polynesia has also condemned the paralysis in the judicial investigation.“We add our voice to the support committee’s appeal, and we call on the Polynesian judicial authorities not to rule out the possibility that Couraud was murdered because of his journalistic activities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “All the witnesses who could help shed light on this case must be questioned. The judicial authorities must also keep Couraud’s family informed about the progress of the investigation.”According to Couraud’s family, several key witnesses have still not been questioned and, at the beginning of last month, the investigating judge in charge of the case asked for it to be reassigned, which will probably result in further delays.The JPK support committee gave a news conference on 6 December to report on latest developments and to stress that there is no longer any doubt that Couraud was murdered. In support of this claim, the committee released four new statements (available on in which it is alleged that he was murdered by members of the former Polynesia Intervention Group (GIP), a police force answering to former President Gaston Flosse.Couraud was a well-known critic of Flosse and was investigating political and financial matters which, if published, could have hurt Flosse. Suicide was initially suspected after his mysterious disappearance, but the case was reopened in October 2004 after former GIP member Vetea Guilloux said he witnessed Couraud’s murder by two other GIP members. He later retracted this claim and was sentenced to 12 months in prison for making a slanderous accusation. He was later conditionally freed after withdrawing his claim. The prosecutor-general has refused to reopen the enquiry into Couraud’s disappearance, saying the truth of what Guilloux said could not be verified.The support committee set up by one of the journalist’s brothers in November 2004 to follow the reopened case. On 14 December 2004, Couraud’s family filed a suit against persons unknown for murder and complicity, and requested interested-party status in the case. Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more News to go further RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 4, 2021 Find out more News FranceEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on France Help by sharing this information last_img read more

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Giving Back Hillsides Launches New Chemical Dependency Awareness and Prevention Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, June 23, 2014 | 11:03 am Subscribecenter_img Community News Business News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Hillsides Chemical Dependency Awareness & Prevention Program Director Cindy Real with Jonathan Aceves, a program manager for rehabilitative services at Hillsides. Families will have access to the new program through the agency’s Family Resource Centers and school-based sites.The Pasadena-headquartered charity Hillsides has expanded its services to include a Chemical Dependency Awareness and Prevention program. Families throughout Los Angeles County will have access to the program through the agency’s Family Resource Centers and school-based sites.“Our goal is to provide support for the families we serve who may be facing a difficult time in their life,” said the program director, Cindy Real. “Our families are resilient, and have many strengths, but are faced with many challenges. We feel it is important to provide them with the tools they need to move their families forward. We hope that providing a chemical dependency program through Hillsides will make it easier for them to participate in treatment when they are ready.”Hillsides has trained 22 staff members in the Matrix substance abuse model, a client-centered, evidence-based course of treatment acknowledged as a leader in the field. The agency has also created an intern program for students who are becoming certified chemical dependency counselors.Hillsides is taking substance abuse referrals at its three Family Resource Centers, located in Baldwin Park, Echo Park, and Pasadena. Staff are also treating clients from several of the 15 schools in four Los Angeles County school districts where Hillsides offers mental health services.At one school, North Park Alternative in Baldwin Park, Hillsides worked with the principal to create a chemical dependency education program for students and their parents. Students who normally would be expelled due to substance use now attend education classes and are able to stay in school while given tools to address substance use. Their parents must attend chemical dependency education workshops as well.Other principals have also contacted Hillsides and asked for the agency to put on chemical dependency workshops for their schools. “Our program is already having to expand to meet the needs of our communities,” said Real.Parent education is a key component of the program. Hillsides staff have conducted substance abuse awareness and prevention workshops at local schools, such as Wilson Middle School in Pasadena, and will continue to reach out to local schools and organizations.“It is our hope that with early prevention, children develop the skills they need to make good choices,” said Real.Creating a Chemical Dependency Awareness and Prevention program is yet another step Hillsides is taking to meet the comprehensive needs of the agency’s clients, according to Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides chief executive officer. “Adding this component to our services is essential for the mental health and overall well-being of those we serve, and helps us succeed in our mission of creating lasting change,” he said.Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and families throughout Los Angeles County. For more information on Hillsides, please visit Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgShannondoc operating but only by appointment BusinessNewsLocal NewsLimerick retail boost as stores exit examinershipBy Editor – May 10, 2013 1423 Advertisement Email Twitter WhatsApp Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Print No vaccines in Limerick yet The B&Q store on the City East Retail Park in Limerick.The B&Q store on the City East Retail Park in Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up OVER 100 retail jobs in Limerick City have been saved this week as DIY chain B&Q and fashion outlet Pamela Scott both successfully exited examinership.The joint receivers for movie rental chain Xtra Vision also announced that its three Limerick stores will not be among the 20 branches nationwide that have been earmarked for closure.The company is to shut eight stores across the country with the loss of up to 100 jobs, but its Limerick branches in Dooradoyle, Ennis Road and the Parkway shopping centre will trade as normal.Approximately 20 people are employed by the Xtra Vision in Limerick City.Pamela Scott’s Limerick branches in Bedford Row and the Crescent Shopping Centre, which employ a total of 24 staff, have both been saved.Arzac Developments Limited, the company that operates 12 of Pamela Scott’s 24 Irish stores, successfully exited examinership having renegotiated upward only rent clauses with landlords.Pamela Scott’s parent company Flairline Fashion Ltd, which employs 300 people in Ireland, has also introduced fresh investment into Arzac Developments since it entered examinership.Scott Barron, director of Flairline Fashions said: “Prior to entering examinership, all leases for each of the Pamela Scott stores in Arzac Developments had upward only clauses. Subsequent to landlord negotiations as part of the examinership process, approximately 65 per cent of these upward only clauses have been replaced and these leases are now market rent leases and can be negotiated both up and down, depending on market conditions.”He also thanked landlords for their cooperation, and expressed the company’s gratitude towards its staff and customers.Meanwhile, DIY giant B&Q, which employs 640 people in eight stores nationwide including 85 staff in its branch in City East Retail Park on the Ballysimon Road, has also successfully exited the examinership process.B&Q Ireland sought the appointment of an examiner on January 31 in a bid to rescue the business which was significantly loss-making.The group’s rescue plan involved the closure of its Waterford store, which ceased trading last week with the loss of 47 jobs.Four further stores were also potentially under threat, but these will now remain open following the agreement secured by the examiner.Parent company Kingfisher plc will also provide B&Q Ireland Ltd with over €2.4 million in fresh investment.Brian Mooney, Chairman of B&Q Ireland, paid tribute to staff who, he said, have maintained standards and service throughout a challenging period.“B&Q Ireland employees have had a challenging three months, and so today’s encouraging plan is a great relief.  There is huge regret that the Waterford store was not viable, but, for the rest of the business, we look confidently forward to a sustainable future.”center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook Previous articleLimerick unemployment blackspots revealedNext articleLimerick brothers score with fantasy football Editor First Irish death from Coronavirus Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended TAGSB&QCity East Retail Parkexaminershipfeaturedfull-imagePamela ScottretailXtra Vision last_img read more